Asthma-detecting service dogs can be trained to notice changes in their owner’s breathing.

“It’s not magic. It’s very simple. It’s dog training,” said Julie Case, the owner of Ultimate Canine.

Case says a four-legged friend could be the difference between life and death, when an asthma attack hits without any warning.

“We can use the behavior the child will exhibit like wheezing or gasping for air,” she explained. “Quite often it’s a successful outcome because we can train these dogs to react in a specific way.”

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